I was always in retail and customer service and especially in communications and of course over the years, tried climbing the corporate ladder and trying to find success and happiness. I noticed myself getting more obsessed with taking pictures with the evolution of smartphones and as I got into photography, I wanted to take it further. So I started buying camera gear and teaching myself as much as I could and as fast as I could do it. I was hooked. Nothing made me feel creative and whole like photography.
As I got further into it, I struggled to find what I loved to photograph and what I was passionate about photographing. Then I was offered a chance to take a few family photos for a family friend and his family. I was terrified. After that day, I started doing more work with people and with my wife for more practice. As I started figuring it out, I knew what I liked to photograph. PEOPLE!
As I perfected my skills, I started learning from some of today's most amazing photographers in the portrait photography spectrum. Learning online and eventually started learning another aspect that took my work even further. LIGHTING! I was hooked even more. I then started doing weddings and at one point I also looked into what other styles of portraits that I could learn and use in my arsenal of photographic offerings.
I then found cosplay and was in love with using my imagination and creating some amazing work with amazing people. I then started to discover the market of Boudoir photography. So I booked a workshop with Matt Mathews. He came up here from Birmingham Alabama and hosted one of the most life-changing experiences that I'd ever experienced. One of our models during this workshop was one of the most radiant and beautiful ladies that I'd ever worked with. She was so kind and down to earth but had never done a photoshoot like this. So as matt and the rest of us there learning took turns taking pictures of this goddess, she was shown a few of the images. She starting crying. She was blown away with how she looked on camera and that moment of tears and joy, I had the biggest realizations as to what it can do for people and what it brings to peoples lives. EMOTION!
So I set a new path with my photographic journey and started growing my business from various portraiture and weddings to boudoir. So with boudoir, weddings, and the other various portrait opportunities that I took on in my business, that has remained my passion and focus. To bring positive emotional experiences to people's lives. To enrich people's lives through photography.
So through my ongoing journey, I have been published in The Ardent Lens Magazine in many of their various issues, as well as Overtime Hustlin Magazine.
If you would like to experience a fun, empowering photographic experience, contact me and tell me what you would like to create!